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Steve Bug's Hairdresser Hopes

Author: Jonty Skrufff
Monday, November 5, 2007
Minimal maestro Steve Bug chatted to Skrufff this week about his upcoming compilation for Fabric and revealed that he sacrificed a career as a top hairdressing stylist to dedicate himself to music.

"I still have many hairdresser friends, many of them have now moved into free-lance styling for photo shoots and shows. It's an interesting job and they all seem to make good money," the Poker Flat/ Dessous Records chief declared. "Once I attended a Tony & Guy seminar in Stuttgart where one of their original guys was training, he wanted me to go and work at his shop in London, but by then I was already well into music so I gave that opportunity a miss. My life could have gone into a completely different direction, just as
interesting and fulfilling I'm sure," he speculated.

The nowadays Berlin based tech star said he no longer cuts hair at all ('I think the last person who asked me to cut their hair was my mum") and revealed he first took up the profession as a second choice after designing clothes.

"I've always been into fashion, so at first I wanted to become a tailor. Then I saw how little money tailors make in Germany, at the time it was something like 90 DM a month, and since I was leaving my parents' house and had to stand on my own two feet I had to think of
something else or I wouldn't have been able to survive.

"I still wanted to get into something creative and, I don't remember how, ended up becoming a hairdresser. I found a job at a shop where I trained for three years, and worked as a hairdresser for further four
years. I had a great time doing it.

"The only problem I had was that, living in a small town, all my clients were not so adventurous and pretty much all of them wanted the same hair style," he added, "Which in the end became very tedious."

Steve Bug: Fabric 37: is out shortly on Fabric Records.